Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM

Assistant Provost for Faculty Development

Emelia Benjamin
(617) 638-8968
Framingham Heart Study 73 Mt Wayte Ave

Biography

Emelia J. Benjamin, MD, ScM, FACC, FAHA, received her undergraduate degree at Harvard, her MD at Case Western Reserve University, and her Master’s in Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. She is a Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Boston University and is a clinical cardiologist at Boston Medical Center. She is author of over 500 peer-reviewed publications that focus on the on the genetics, epidemiology, and prognosis of a variety of cardiovascular conditions and markers including atrial fibrillation, echocardiographic findings, vascular function and systemic inflammation. She is multi-Principal Investigator on 2RO1 grants [2R01HL092577 & 1R01HL128914]. Her grants examine the epidemiology, outcomes, and genetics of atrial fibrillation.

Dr. Benjamin has conducted research at the Framingham Study since 1988, and has served as Director of the Echocardiography and Vascular Function Laboratories and is a Member of the Executive Committee. She is Principal Investigator of the grant that recruited the second generation of the Framingham Study’s ethnic/racial minority cohort, the Omni Study.

In addition to her research, she is Assistant Provost for Faculty Development for Boston University Medical Campus, and Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Diversity, BU Department of Medicine. A committed mentor, she has won local and national awards for her mentoring of early career investigators.

She has volunteered for the American Heart Association since 1992, serving on a variety of local and national Committees. She is Past-Chair of the American Heart Association’s Functional Genomics and Translational Biology Council and Study Section. She currently Chairs the American Heart Associations’ Epidemiology and Statistics Committee. Dr. Benjamin is a past Associate Editor for Circulation, past chartered member of the NIH Cardiovascular and Sleep Epidemiology Study Section.

Other Positions

  • Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Professor, Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Director, Echocardiography/Vascular Laboratory, Framingham Heart Study

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University, MD
  • Harvard College, AB
  • Harvard School of Public Health, SM/ScM

Publications

  • Published on 1/12/2018

    White WB, Cain LR, Benjamin EJ, DeFilippis AP, Blaha MJ, Wang W, Okhomina V, Keith RJ, Al Rifai M, Kianoush S, Winniford MD, Robertson RM, Bhatnagar A, Correa A, Hall ME. High-Intensity Cigarette Smoking Is Associated With Incident Diabetes Mellitus In Black Adults: The Jackson Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Jan 12; 7(2). PMID: 29330255.

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  • Published on 1/10/2018

    de Boer RA, Nayor M, deFilippi CR, Enserro D, Bhambhani V, Kizer JR, Blaha MJ, Brouwers FP, Cushman M, Lima JAC, Bahrami H, van der Harst P, Wang TJ, Gansevoort RT, Fox CS, Gaggin HK, Kop WJ, Liu K, Vasan RS, Psaty BM, Lee DS, Hillege HL, Bartz TM, Benjamin EJ, Chan C, Allison M, Gardin JM, Januzzi JL, Shah SJ, Levy D, Herrington DM, Larson MG, van Gilst WH, Gottdiener JS, Bertoni AG, Ho JE. Association of Cardiovascular Biomarkers With Incident Heart Failure With Preserved and Reduced Ejection Fraction. JAMA Cardiol. 2018 Jan 10. PMID: 29322198.

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  • Published on 12/26/2017

    Zachariah JP, Rong J, Larson MG, Hamburg NM, Benjamin EJ, Vasan RS, Mitchell GF. Metabolic Predictors of Change in Vascular Function: Prospective Associations From a Community-Based Cohort. Hypertension. 2018 Feb; 71(2):237-242. PMID: 29279312.

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  • Published on 12/11/2017

    Ko D, Preis SR, Lubitz SA, McManus DD, Vasan RS, Hamburg NM, Benjamin EJ, Mitchell GF. Relation of Orthostatic Hypotension With New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation (From the Framingham Heart Study). Am J Cardiol. 2017 Dec 11. PMID: 29290367.

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  • Published on 12/11/2017

    Bhambhani V, Kizer JR, Lima JAC, van der Harst P, Bahrami H, Nayor M, de Filippi CR, Enserro D, Blaha MJ, Cushman M, Wang TJ, Gansevoort RT, Fox CS, Gaggin HK, Kop WJ, Liu K, Vasan RS, Psaty BM, Lee DS, Brouwers FP, Hillege HL, Bartz TM, Benjamin EJ, Chan C, Allison M, Gardin JM, Januzzi JL, Levy D, Herrington DM, van Gilst WH, Bertoni AG, Larson MG, de Boer RA, Gottdiener JS, Shah SJ, Ho JE. Predictors and outcomes of heart failure with mid-range ejection fraction. Eur J Heart Fail. 2017 Dec 11. PMID: 29226491.

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  • Published on 12/1/2017

    Weng LC, Choi SH, Klarin D, Smith JG, Loh PR, Chaffin M, Roselli C, Hulme OL, Lunetta KL, Dupuis J, Benjamin EJ, Newton-Cheh C, Kathiresan S, Ellinor PT, Lubitz SA. Heritability of Atrial Fibrillation. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2017 Dec; 10(6). PMID: 29237688.

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  • Published on 11/14/2017

    Staerk L, Wang B, Lunetta KL, Helm RH, Ko D, Sherer JA, Ellinor PT, Lubitz SA, McManus DD, Vasan RS, Benjamin EJ, Trinquart L. Association Between Leukocyte Telomere Length and the Risk of Incident Atrial Fibrillation: The Framingham Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Nov 14; 6(11). PMID: 29138179.

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  • Published on 11/12/2017

    Weng LC, Preis SR, Hulme OL, Larson MG, Choi SH, Wang B, Trinquart L, McManus DD, Staerk L, Lin H, Lunetta KL, Ellinor PT, Benjamin EJ, Lubitz SA. Genetic Predisposition, Clinical Risk Factor Burden, and Lifetime Risk of Atrial Fibrillation. Circulation. 2017 Nov 12. PMID: 29129827.

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  • Published on 11/11/2017

    Lin H, Lunetta KL, Zhao Q, Rong J, Benjamin EJ, Mendelson MM, Joehanes R, Levy D, Larson MG, Murabito JM. Transcriptome-wide association study of inflammatory biologic age. Aging (Albany NY). 2017 Nov 11; 9(11):2288-2301. PMID: 29135455.

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  • Published on 11/1/2017

    Patel MS, Benjamin EJ, Volpp KG, Fox CS, Small DS, Massaro JM, Lee JJ, Hilbert V, Valentino M, Taylor DH, Manders ES, Mutalik K, Zhu J, Wang W, Murabito JM. Effect of a Game-Based Intervention Designed to Enhance Social Incentives to Increase Physical Activity Among Families: The BE FIT Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Nov 01; 177(11):1586-1593. PMID: 28973115.

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